Tuesday, September 27th, 2016 MST

Category: Economic Crisis

Plan for higher rates of inflation

Establishment economic thinking is that the “right” rate of inflation is 2%.  Thoughts on this position can be found here: The Goal of 2% Inflation, Rethought — New York Times. Japan is falling far short of 2% inflation, despite the Bank of Japan buying ¥80 trillion worth of bonds each month.  Analysts are now speculating

Fear of deflation guarantees inflation

Fears of financial crises aside, the primary reason for owning gold is as a hedge against inflation, inflation being defined as an increase in the money supply.   As more money is printed, the dollar loses value and prices rise.  A excellent example of this principle is the menu at an iconic restaurant in Phoenix, Durant’s.

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